Sheila Burke head shot

Sheila P. Burke

Faculty Research Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Sheila P. Burke is a faculty research fellow at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy and a member of the faculty at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is also a senior public policy advisor at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz. She is a distinguished visitor at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center, and a research professor at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute. From 1996 to 2000, she was executive dean and lecturer in public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Burke was chief of staff to Senator Bob Dole from 1986 to 1996, when he was Senate minority leader and later Senate majority leader. In 1995, she was elected as secretary of the Senate, the chief administrative officer of the U.S. Senate. She earned a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University in 1982 and a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of San Francisco in 1973.